Sweet Potato “Fries” – Two Ways

Swap greasy French fries for these nutrient-rich, super satisfying sweet potato fries.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamins A and C (calm inflammation, boost immunity) and are a good source of potassium (helps prevent heart disease and muscle cramps) and fiber (promotes healthy digestion). They also help regulate blood sugar. Eat with skin on for maximum nutrients.

Choose sweet potatoes that are firm and do not have any cracks, bruises or soft spots. Avoid those that are displayed in the refrigerated section since cold temperature negatively alters their taste.

Store in a cool, dark and well-ventilated place, where they will keep fresh for up to 10 days. Do not keep in the refrigerator.


Indian-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 oz) sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Mix the spices together in a small bowl
  3. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1-inch wedges, or into 1/4” rounds
  4. Toss potatoes with oil and spices in a large bowl
  5. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet or roasting pan (may need to use two pans)
  6. Roast for 20 minutes, flip over and roast for about another 10-20 minutes until tender and slightly golden


Spicy Sweet Potatoes Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (depending upon how spicy you want them)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Coarsely grind all the spices except the salt using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle
  3. Stir in the salt
  4. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1-inch wedges, or into 1/4” rounds
  5. Toss potatoes with oil and spices in a large bowl
  6. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet or roasting pan (may need to use two pans)
  7. Roast for 20 minutes, flip over and roast for about another 15-20 minutes until tender and slightly golden

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